Thank you to the enthusiastic audience and participants who came out despite some "liquid sunshine" for the 48th Annual Cashiers Christmas Parade - Bright Lights, Big Christmas featuring Grand Marshal and NY Times Best Selling Author Mary Kay Andrews! We had a great turnout along the parade route and at various parade watching parties.
Special thanks to celebrity judges Serenity Richards, Jill Katz and Sean Cronin ... emcees Sarah Jennings and Drew English, parade volunteers Ashlie Mitchell, Melissa Hudson, Molly McKim, Maggie Carton, Danie Beck, Chamber staff Susan Gregory ... plus SOOOO many more who contributed to the event success.
And appreciation to those who used the occasion to celebrate past Parade Director and Chamber Executive Director Thomas Taulbee who our community lost last month. His spirit was with us on the day.
Enjoy the parade video, courtesy of Lisa and Rick Stargel of High South https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SB2LE7SY7g
The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce this year's parade category winners:
Cashiers Christmas Star
The GoodWood Express and 2023 Spirit of Our Community Award, Educator of the Year, Lauren Bennett
Summit Charter School and Cashiers Firewood Company
Elfin Magic Award
It Takes LITTLE to be BIG
Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC - Cashiers & Highlands
Holiday Spirit Award
All I Want for Christmas is Some Bobcat Spirit!
Blue Ridge Early College
Toy Soldier Award
Bernese Mountain Dog Club Of America
Cashiers Caroling Award
Cashiers School of the Arts
Santa's Sleigh Award
Summit Family Association
Summit Charter School
Vintage Vehicle Award
Antique Fire Truck
Cashiers Fire Department
Rudolph's Friends Award
Best Doggone Christmas Ever
Mountain Dog Spa
Zoller Hardware and Cashiers Electric Supply